• SCBA Pastors Pray Every Tuesday at 10am via Zoom. Join us!
  • Pastor Garret Rain (Emmanuel Elizabethtown) Preaches Sunday Mornings Using YouTube Live
  • Clearest Resource So Far Regarding PPP Funding for Churches
  • Dr. Ben visits a different SCBA church every week.
  • Our property is for sale. We're going mobile to better serve member churches!
  • Join us for any of our three (3) 2020 Peru Missions Trips!
 

Welcome

SCBA is a group of autonomous (self-governing) congregations, cooperating together as Southern Baptist Churches here in South Central Pennsylvania. Our 21 churches and 23 pastors serve Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland and Schuykill counties.  On any given weekend you will find us meeting in traditional buildings, store fronts, and in a variety of locations. You will hear a variety of languages and experience every style of worship.

Our purpose is to help strengthen churches, assist in starting new churches and cooperate with others to grow the Kingdom of God.  

Our vision is to...

Equip churches to fulfill their God-given purpose,

Engage churches in starting healthy church plants,

Encourage churches through regular times of fellowship, and

Enable churches to cooperate in missions and ministry throughout the world.

 

If I can personally assist you in anyway please contact me.  Thanks for visiting!

 

Pastor Ben

The Rev. Ben Scott, Ph.D.

Director of Missions

Contact Us

South Central Baptist Association

751 E. High St.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022
Phone 717-367-9779

Regular Schedule

Tuesday

  • SCBA Office Hours - Tuesdays
    – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Thursday

  • SCBA Office Hours - Thursdays
    – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Announcements

  • Save the Date! SCBA's Spring Meeting is June 16th, 6:30pm, Etown!

    Note the date and time postponement: Tuesday, June 16th, 6:30pm! SCBA's Spring Meeting will be filled with church and program updates and great fellowship. All 21 of our churches and their members are encouraged to participate. Spring meeting begins at 6:30pm at the Association office in Elizabethtown. See you then and there!

  • 2020 Festival of Praise is Canceled

    Due to mandated closures, SCBA's annual Festival of Praise is canceled for May 2020. Plan to join us for our spring meeting of churches, rescheduled to June 16th, 6:30pm in Elizabethtown.

  • How to Livestream Your Church Service This Sunday!

    Several SCBA churches have experimented with Facebook Live, Zoom videoconferencing, and pre-recorded YouTube programming to encourage church members during this time of mandated closures. Here's a helpful resource to keep your church going.

    https://www.namb.net/video/how-to-live-stream-your-sermon/

     

  • Pastors: Join Us for Prayer Every Tuesday at 10am!

    Every Tuesday at 10am, Pastors get together via the Zoom videoconference app (and in person at the Elizabethtown Association Office) for prayer and encouragement. All SBC pastors are welcome to join us. Contact Dr. Ben Scott for the URL (web address) at 717-367-9779.

  • Clearest Resource So Far Regarding PPP Funding for Churches

    The SBA application is two pages and requires some additional documentation about your ministry's payroll, including healthcare costs you pay for your pastor and staff. Most of the add-ons can be printed from Quickbooks or whatever software your church payroll person uses.

    PPP is regarded as forgivable, so it ends up being a grant as long as churches use it towards payroll and keep paying their employees for eight more weeks (minimum).

    A benefit of SCBA membership is that your Director of Missions is a seasoned grant writer, successful at writing, administering, and closing two SBA grants from 2006-2012. This service is available to member churches in good standing (participation and giving). Let SCBA know how to help your church access this resource during mandatory closures.

    Dr. Ben Scott, SCBA Director of Missions

    717-367-9779

    https://midpennbank.com/sba-relief-programs-resource-center/sba-loan-options

  • Are You Receiving Recent e-Newsletters & Facebook Posts?

    Since October 1, 2017, SCBA has sent out emails involving annual meeting updates, church updates, and recent prayer survey data. If you're not getting these emails, contact Dr. Ben Scott to be included!

    We've also posted several messages on Facebook, and if you "Like" the page, you'll get future postings automatically. Check it out:

    http://www.fb.com/scba751

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